• DRASTIC CHANGES TO NEVADA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS BECOME EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2020 by Jack W. Fleeman, Esq.

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    During its 2017 term, the Nevada State Legislature repealed several Nevada child support laws. The Legislature, however, did not adopt new laws to take the place of those statutes. Instead, the Legislature established a Committee to Review Child Support Guidelines and directed that committee to make recommendations to the…

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  • Pecos Law Group February 2020 Blog

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    ARE PROCEEDS FROM A PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT COMMUNITY PROPERTY?

    Nevada Revised Statute 123.130 defines separate property as all property owned before marriage, and that acquired by the spouse afterwards by gift, devise, descent or by an award for personal injury damages, including rents, issues and profits. NRS 123.130(1) and (2)….

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  • Parental Communication: Different Options for Parents

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    Parental communication is one of the most pressing issues many family law attorneys encounter in child custody cases. It is understandable that individuals going through a break-up would have a difficult time communicating effectively and civilly. Luckily, with recent increases in technology, there are apps available to encourage and…

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  • The Financial Impact of Christmas

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    For most of those people around the world who celebrate Christmas, the holiday is synonymous with gifts, both giving and receiving. As the vast majority of gifts are purchased, the impact of Christmas spending on a nation’s economy is profound. Approximately 70% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of…

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  • Pecos Law Group January 2020 Blog

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    Moving Children out of State in Nevada (custody relocations)
    Before the district court considers a motion to relocate, the requesting parent must show a good faith basis for the move. Where the parents have equal custody rights to their child, and the requesting parent is able to show a good…

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  • Custody Litigation Involving Gender-Diverse Children

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    A custody case out of Texas has made headlines recently after Senator Ted Cruz called a Dallas mother’s support of her child’s gender identity “abuse,” prompting more than 2,000 parents and pro-LGBTQ advocates to repudiate the comments.
    Case law involving the parenting of gender-diverse children is limited and has evolved…

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  • State Bar of Nevada Annual Advance CLE Program

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    On December 5, 2019, State Bar of Nevada will hold its annual Advance Family Law Continuing Education program. Topics include: “Everything a Family Law Firm Should Know About Employment Law but Probably Doesn’t; “Family Court Essentials of Blockchain and Bitcoin;” “How Legalized Marijuana is Impacting Custody Litigation. Other topics…

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  • Pecos Law Group December 2019 Blog

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    In Nevada all is Community Property Until Divorce
    In Nevada, all income acquired during marriage is community income. NRS 123.220. In fact, “the wages of either spouse during marriage are considered to be community funds regardless of which spouse earns the greater income or which spouse supports the community.” Norwest…

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  • Should Each Party in a Divorce Action Have His or Her Own Attorney

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    An attorney should not attempt to represent both parties in a divorce action. An attorney may accept the parties’ assurances that they desire no adversity or that there is substantial agreement concerning the manner of termination. Experience has shown, however, that if there is any considerable property or minor…

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  • Pecos Law Group November 2019 Blog

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    Divorce in Nevada: Custody Law

    Physical and legal custody involved separate legal rights and control distinct factual scenarios. In determining both types of custody, the “sole consideration is the best interest of the child.” Parents are encouraged to cooperate and negotiate a custodial arrangement for their children before going to…

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